INVITATIONAL INFORMATION

 

Entry Fee:

A non-refundable fee of $100.00 must accompany this application and be postmarked by September 18, 2021. Please notify us to expect your entry to aid our preparation. Most communication will be done through email and the festival website information. Please refer to updates as they are posted.

Band Classification:

Based on number of playing members in the band, NOT including percussion.
Bands are allowed to enter above their classification, but not below.

CLASS A.......................1-40
CLASS AA...................41-70
CLASS AAA................71-95
CLASS AAAA............96 & above

Performance Area:

Hewitt Trussville Husky Stadium. (Standard artificial turf football field clearly marked every five yards with high school hash marks.) Bands must enter, perform, and exit within the 15 minute performance time allowed. ALL show related materials must be removed at the conclusion of the performance. 

Adjudication:

1. The style of show, field entrance, and exit from the field are unrestricted.
2. Band Judging will be Olympic style, with the highest and lowest scores being dropped. The three

    remaining scores will be averaged for the final ratings.
3. Ratings and numerical scores will be given to each band, auxiliary group (minimum of 3

    performers), percussion section, and Drum Majors.
4. Ratings will be given as follows:

          I - SUPERIOR.................85-100

         II - EXCELLENT..............70-84.9

        III - GOOD............................55-69.9

        IV - FAIR................................54.9 and below

5. Any band may enter for ratings or comments only.

Categories of Awards:

Trophies will be awarded to all bands, color guards, majorette squads, percussion sections, and dance teams which receive a SUPERIOR rating. Drum Majors will receive individual medals for a SUPERIOR rating. Feature Twirlers (one or two twirlers) will receive individual medals for a SUPERIOR rating.

 

Best in Class Awards:

The placement awards will be based on the highest number of points. The three remaining band judges scores after high and low are dropped will be added together to determine each band’s placement. A best in class trophy will be awarded to the best band, color guard, drum major(s), majorette squad, percussion section, and dance line in each class. Feature Twirlers will not be eligible for the “Best In Class” award.

Grand Champion Awards:

Grand Champion Award trophies will be awarded for Class A/AA and Class AAA/AAAA based on the highest overall score for all captions.

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